When Magazines Were Better #2: Touch and Go Fanzine

The zine that spawned the record labelTouch and Go fanzine will get it’s due this summer as Bazillion Points Books will publish a pretty wonderful looking anthology that features hardcore gods like Minor Threat, Negative Approach, Black Flag, Poison Idea, and many others.

Touch and Go fanzine was the brainchild of Tesco Vee and Dave Stimson and was launched in Lansing, Michigan in 1979. Major fanatics of the new punk happenings in the late ’70s, TV and DS set out to chronicle, lambaste, ridicule, and heap praise on all they arbitrarily loved or hated in the music communities in the US and abroad.